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“Very tasty!”
Review of Xanadu on Collins

Xanadu on Collins
Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Edge Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Xanadu on Collins provides the most authentic and fresh Chinese food for all food-lovers. ** Please Note the kitchen closes 30 minutes prior to closing time.
Cairns, Qld
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very tasty!”
Reviewed 15 September 2012

Loved the calm decor and the excellent food. Staff were very friendly and made the 6 year old at our table change his mind about Chinese food - its now his favourite restaurant! Won ton soup to start was lovely (only $6) and the special chicken wings suggested by the waiter were delish. For mains the chicken and pan choi was beautiful and the salt and pepper squid was devine (although a little spicy for some).

A delightful meal and great hosts.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank MissMapleLeaf
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good food but questionable service”
Reviewed 11 September 2012

My wife and I visited Xandau at about 8:15-30pm on a Friday evening, prior to an early morning flight out of Cairns to Brisbane. Remembering this restaurant is based in the Edge Hill suburb of Cairns, we shouldn't be too surprised that there were few patrons there. The food was plentiful and of a good standard, but as 9pm came and went, whilst we were still eating, the staff decided to pack away the chairs and tables around us (we were sitting outside, in front of the restaurant). We did get the distinct feeling that we were not welcome. Added to this, the maitre d' decided to have a cigarette behind a nearby column. Although he was out of sight of his guests, his smoke wafted across the outdoor tables, which was unpleasant.

It's likely that out experience was atypical, but be aware that visiting this establishment late in the evening may leave you disappointed.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Phileas_Fogg1
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Cairns
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103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Best Chinese restaurant in Cairns”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

For authentic flavours try Xanadu in Edge Hill. Service is excellent, takeaway fast and they have good prices - even cheaper during the week. Yum Cha on the weekend is a must.

  • Visited August 2012
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3 Thank K0500
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Teneriffe, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
“Good food”
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Yummy complimentary veggies for the table tastes like they were pickled or marinated in something (regardless they were great) and the spring rolls were perfect! Lemon Chicken was average. Overall a great choice.

Visited July 2012
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Thank AmandaWhereAreYou
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cairns
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“New Restaurant”
Reviewed 10 January 2012

My Partner and myself visited this restaurant for the first time
Would we go back, properly not I thought it was a little pricey for what we got Food was just OK nothing to RAVE about
Staff were all over the place not sure what they were doing at times
After being there for one hr we were asked if we would like some water to go with our meal, not bad seeing we are in the Tropics never once were we asked if we would like something else to drink they won't make much money on drinks They will have to pull there socks up to survive in today's economy
Atmosphere Nil very noisy inside

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank mosiewigs
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